Introduction: No-Sew Felt Lined Duct Tape IPod Case

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This is exactly what the name implies. It will keep your iPod safe from some falls and many scratches. It can also be adapted with a belt loop or extra pockets for headphones and/or iPod stands. This is only the most basic form.

Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
-An iPod
-Duct tape, any color(s)
-Felt, any color (preferably matching the duct tape)
-Adhesive velcro
-A sharp knife
-A cutting board type thing
-Scissors

Step 2: Measuring and Cut the Felt

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Mark out an area around your ipod  on the felt. Make sure you have plenty of extra on the top part, but you don't need a lot of extra on the sides. Then cut the top line you just drew and fold along the other line you drew. Cut out the outline of that. Then double check that your iPod fits.

Step 3: Making the Lip and Duct Taping, Part 1

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Fold down the upper part of the felt, like in the picture. Make sure that your iPod has room to slip FULLY inside. The lip we just made will allow the ipod to slide in smoothly. Then add duct tape along each of the open edges.

Step 4: Duct Taping, Part 2

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Now cover the entire thing with duct tape (not the opening of course). If you are going to do a racing stripe kind of design like mine, do your base color first. Then cut about an inch and a quarter strip off of your stripe color and put it on after.

Step 5: Making the Flap

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Cut 2 strips of your base color off that are the same length as your case so far. Place them together, sticky side to sticky side. Then connect it to the case with another strip of the same color and length. If you want, you can trim the edges so they are curved like mine. It looks better to me that way. Also, if you are doing the racing stripe, cut another inch and a quarter strip of your stripe color off and connect it with the one on the case. 

Step 6: Add the Velcro

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Cut off a strip of velcro (both halves) that are a little over an inch long. Peel off the sticky side of one of them and place it on the flap. Then, after applying pressure for a little bit, place the other half on top. Peel off the sticky side and close the flap where you want it to be close. Apply pressure.

Step 7: Finished!

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Now you can enjoy your new case!

Comments

Jessie Marie (author)2012-12-29

I made one of these, it is pink with a cool striped duct tape as the racer stripe! It turned out really well, I am now using it everyday for my iphone; it protects it very well from water spills and plain old dropping!

Awesome! You should post a pic

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That looks great! Glad you enjoyed my project

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